The perfect tonic

The perfect tonic

Regular readers will be aware that the last edition of appetite devoted four pages to the glory of gin. And, now that we’ve almost sobered up, we have an excuse for another page thanks to the forthcoming Durham Gin Festival, for which we happen to be the official media partner along with our sister publications, Cheers and The Northumbrian, and the lovely folks at Relish Publishing. I know, it’s a tough job, but…

This three-day festival of all things gin at Durham County Cricket Club celebrates the growing range of gin, botanicals and juniper-inspired cocktails being produced in the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

The event on June 16, 17 and 18 will also feature fantastic street food vendors and live music, all of which will help the sampling of more than 70 gins go down a treat.

The Gin

The best of North East gin will take centre stage with Sunderland’s Poetic License, Northumberland’s Moorland Distillery, Hepple Gin and Steampunk. The excellent Alnwick Gin and The Durham Distillery are also sure to be big hits as is Masons Yorkshire Gin from Bedale.

Official drinks partner Fever-Tree will also be a big part of the event – providing the best mixers and botanical drinks to add to the quality gins on offer.

The food

Durham Gin Festival will bring together three of the North’s best street food operators. Indian street food pioneers Dabbawal will be bringing the best of Mumbai’s stunning street food and snacks fresh from their Jesmond and High Bridge, Newcastle kitchens. The boys from La Petite Crêperie will be creating sweet and savoury crêpes throughout the day, while the Scream for Pizza camper van-turned pizzeria will be on hand too.

Tickets available online £15

Use the code DCC25 for 25% off your tickets

With your ticket you’ll receive:
A guide to the world’s small batch gins, a hi ball glass for all your drinks, Fever-Tree tonic and botanical mixers, and discount vouchers for exclusive products in the gift shop and from selected event partners.

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